Sunday, May 13, 2012

Where the Rivers Meet

A meeting of the Fraser and Harrison Rivers © SM

This picture taken a week ago from Mount Woodside shows Harrison Bay and the Harrison River, on the right, emptying into the mighty Fraser River.  The size of the Fraser River spring freshet is an item of constant speculation and for properties not protected by dikes some concern.  The area had a major flood in 1948 and in 1894 since then considerable work has been done to ensure the effects of a major flood will not happen again.

Interesting Links
Chilliwack Museum
Agassiz Harrison Museum

For more information on the preventative Fraser River dike work undertaken since 1948 click here.
History of the Fraser River dikes click here.
For snow pack and flood watch sites, Provincial Emergency Program click here.
Definitions and descriptions click here.

Imagine living here...

Stephen Mullock RI
is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.

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